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Wednesday, 1 June 2016

China has successfully launched three (one domestic and two foreign) satellites namely Ziyuan III 02 satellite and two NewSat satellites. They were launched on the back of a Long March 4B rocket from the Taiyuan Satellite Launch Centre in northern Shanxi Province. It was the 228th flight mission by a Long March carrier rocket. Key facts Ziyuan III 02 satellite: It is new civilian high-resolution mapping satellite and second in the remote-sensing
Mysuru: Noted Kannada writer D. Javare Gowda, popularly known as De. Ja. Gow., breathed his last following a brief illness  at Jaideva hospital in Mysuru Monday evening.
He was hospitalised three days ago following a heart attack. His condition deteriorated further and he died at 6.50pm on Monday, Dr Sandeep of Jaydeva hospital said.  A disciple of Kuvempu, Mr Gowda penned

LONDON: Despite being hailed as conservation sanctuaries that protect species from hunting and deforestation, reservoir islands created by large dams across the world undergo sustained loss of species every year, new research has found. 

"We found a devastating reduction in species over time in the majority of reservoir islands we studied. On average,

Climate change was probably not the sole cause for the collapse of the Harappan civilisation in the Indus-Ghaggar-Hakra river valleys, say Indian scientists in a breakthrough study, highlighting that the the Harappans “did not give up” despite the decline in the monsoon.
The recent research by a team of researchers from IIT Kharagpur, Institute of Archaeology, Deccan

Former Cricket Association of Bengal (CAB) pitch curator Prabir Mukherjee has passed away. He breathed his last at around 10.30 pm on Tuesday night. He was 86.
Mukherjee was in charge for nearly 25 years and had also served as the manager of the Bengal and East Zone teams. His association with CAB began in 1979. Mukherjee was suffering from liver problems for the

Indian economy grew at 7.9 per cent in the fourth quarter of 2015-16 taking the overall GDP growth to a five-year high of 7.6 per cent in the fiscal, mainly on account of good performance of manufacturing and farm sectors.
According to the data released by the Central Statistics Office (CSO), the manufacturing sector during

Union Minister for Micro, Smal and Medium Enterprises, Kalraj Mishra on Wednesday launched new schemes for the Coir Industry in New Delhi. 

Addressing media after the launch, the minister said the number of units in Medium and small scale industry sector have seen tremendous growth.

Continuing their impressive run in international competitions, India's junior shooting squad, including Olympic silver medallist Rajyavardhan Singh Rathore's son Manavaditya, returned with an impressive haul of four gold , six silver and 10 bronze medals from two top international competitions held in Europe.

After creating the world's biggest biometric ID System, Unique Identification Authority of India or UIDAI has set yet another big target. 
After taking AADHAAR registration to one crore figure this month, UIDAI has set a target of linking every citizen of the country to Aadhaar based system as well as giving them Aadhaar card by 2017.

The National Commission for Protection of Child Rights (NCPCR) has recommended that drought-affected states reimburse fees and other entitlement of children of farmers and economically-weaker section people studying in private schools for one year.

Senior IAS officer Ashok Lavasa was on 31 May 2016 appointed as the Finance Secretary. Lavasa, at present serving as the Expenditure Secretary, is a 1980 batch IAS officer of Haryana cadre.
The post was lying vacant since April 2016 after the retirement of Ratan Watal. After retirement, Watal was appointed as principle advisor, social sector, in the NITI Aayog.

1 June: Global Day of Parents
The Global Day of Parents was observed globally on 1 June 2016. The Global Day provides an opportunity to appreciate all parents in all parts of the world for their selfless commitment to children and their lifelong sacrifice towards nurturing this relationship.

Asia’s largest technology trade show COMPUTEX kicked off in Taipei, Taiwan.  attracting more than 1,600 companies from 30 countries to showcase their latest products. This year marks the highest turnout in terms of the number of nations in five years.
The Computex fair comes as Taiwan looks to tech innovation as a way out of economic stagnation and

Mumbai: As many as 276 people in Maharashtra were infected with HIV while getting a blood transfusion over the last one and half years, ranking the state at a worrisome third position.

In an RTI response, the National Aids Control Organisation (NACO) has revealed that 

The world's longest and deepest rail tunnel, measuring 57 km in length, situated 2.3km deep under the Alps was inaugurated in Switzerland.
The 57-kilometer-long Gotthard Base Tunnel (GBT) will connect northern and southern Europe and shorten travel time for many rail routes.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi has approved the retirement age of 65 years for doctors of central services, with effect from today.
The move will enable the government to retain experienced doctors for a longer period, and to provide better services in its public health facilities, particularly to the poorest, who are entirely dependent on 

Former Delhi Police Commissioner B S Bassi has been appointed as a member of the Union Public Service Commission (UPSC), a Constitutional post, with a five year tenure.
B S Bassi a 1977-batch IPS officer of Arunachal Pradesh-Goa-Mizoram and Union Territories (AGMUT) cadre, will hold the new post till February, 2021.


‘Dashar Maha Kumbh’ is being organised on the confluence of sacred rivers Sindhu and Vitasta in Ganderbal district of Kashmir on June 14, after a period of 75 years. 
The kumbh is being organised in Waskoora tehsil of Ganderbal district, Jammu and Kashmir. Kashmiri Pandits are expected to participate on this sacred event.

Bollywood comedian and television actor Razak Khan passed away on Wednesday after suffering a heart attack.Famous for his comic roles, Indian Express reports that the actor suffered a massive heart attack at 12:30 am. He was rushed to Holy Family hospital in Bandra, where doctors declared

The World Health Organisation (WHO) and International Olympic Committee (IOC) have urged athletes and others travelling to the Olympics to ‘practice safer sex’ during their stay in Rio and ‘abstain for at least four weeks after their return’ to reduce the risk of contracting Zika virus. It has also advised pregnant women not to travel for the Games.

India’s multi-Oscar-winning musician and composer A.R. Rahman has been named as grand prize winner of the prestigious Fukuoka Prize.The Fukuoka Prize was established in 1990 to honor the outstanding work of individuals and organizations to preserve and promote the unique and diverse

India and Morocco on 31 May 2016 launched the India-Morocco Chamber of Commerce and Industry (IMCCI) in Rabat, Morocco.
The chamber was jointly launched by visiting Vice President Hamid Ansari and Moroccan Prime Minister Abdelilah Benkirane.

The Uttar Pradesh (UP) Government on 31 May 2016 approved the Detailed Project Report (DPR) of Varanasi Metro rail project. The DPR will now be sent to the Union government for approval.
The responsibility of coordination for preparation of DPR for Metros in Kanpur, Varanasi, Meerut and Agra was assigned to Lucknow Metro Rail Corporation (LMRC) by state government.

Mumbai, May 31 (IANS) Taiwan-based computer hardware company ASUS on Tuesday announced that its products won four "Best Choice" and 12 "d&i" (design and innovation) awards at the five-day international information technology event "Computex 2016" at the Taipei World Trade Centre.

CEAT Cricket Awards 2016 were conferred on the players in a function of 20th edition of CEAT awards at Mumbai on 30 May 2016. Former India captain Dilip Vengsarkar was conferred with the Lifetime Achievement Award.
England batsman Joe Root was named as the CEAT International Cricketer of the Year and also

Cricket icon Sachin Tendulkar has agreed to a request of CPI-M LDF government in Kerala to use his name in a campaign against drug and liquor abuse in the state. This was stated by Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan after Tendulkar along with three other co-owners of the Kerala Blasters Football Club (KBFC) met him at the state secretariat in

New Delhi: The 4-month disclosure window giving an opportunity to domestic black money holders to come clean by paying tax and penalty of 45 percent on such assets opened on Wednesday. People who have made money through corrupt means will not be allowed to take advantage of the disclosure window.Under the Income Declaration Scheme, persons making

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